Assel Dmitriyeva is a graduate student in Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU; she strives for interdisciplinary collaboration. She is a young researcher in transportation modeling and human-computer interaction. Assel received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical and Computer Modeling from Kazakh-British Technical University. For a year she was a lead student researcher for one of Professor Chow’s projects, City-scalable Destination Recommender System for On-demand Senior Mobility. Currently, she is a graduate assistant of Prof. Jack Bringardner, C2SMART’s Associate Director for Education and Workforce Development Initiatives. In this role, Assel utilizes her teaching experience to develop and manage the Vertically Integrated Projects at NYU Tandon and K-12 STEM outreach. She uses her entrepreneurial skill to organize C2SMART events, facilitate workforce development and educational initiatives. She is an advocate for Women in STEM and actively participates in events and conferences to share her experience and strengthen the community. Assel is a founder of Math Club at KBTU, co-founder of Women Empowerment in Science Committee (WESC) and board member of Institute of Transportation Engineers at NYU.